I was in attendance at today's general assembly at noon. I began to feel that the group is in danger of splintering and dividing. Some people were claiming tea-party, others communism, others identified with Occupy Wall Street and still others were identify with Alex Jones. I, personally, do not really agree 100% with any of these particular factions, however I think that this is a powerful moment in our history and that we need to start looking more closely at what we have in common than our differences. We need to be inclusive to everyone who feels injustice in our system and stand in solidarity. We need to be one voice united. Otherwise we will all just be talking over one another and no one will be heard. Our groups will become smaller and smaller and disappear while the status quo continues on.
Even yesterday at the march and rally, I felt an overwhelming sense of unity. But then I heard one person berating and telling other person to leave because they wouldn't accept a KPFT sticker. As much as I love and support KPFT, we are not coming together for a radio station we are coming together to unite against everything that is wrong in this country.
So I ask everyone, even myself, to come to these events with an open mind, with acceptance, inclusiveness, and the will to look past our difference and find our common ground. UNITED we stand and divided we fail.
WE ARE THE 99% AND WE MUST STAND TOGETHER!